Colour: Put Your Records On

What do you get when you have an off-day filled with running errands, listening to records with friends, and a mid-day sewing session? You guessed it, this outfit!

On a mission to partake in all the above from my unconventional to-do list, I was determined to be cool, calm, and casual. In addition, to enjoy a very rare 24-hour day of No's: no waking up early, no meetings, and no inbox messaging related to work.

For some reason on this day I translated that into grabbing an old T-shirt that I literally have not worn in 8 or so years, then paired it with my embroidered jacket. I'm uncertain as to why I adore this embroidered jacket so much. It's dated, and like many jackets for me, a tad short at the hem of the sleeves, however hardly noticeable.
Gudrun Sjoden tights legging
When I saw it in the shop I remember the look on these girls faces, as it was randomly in the "juniors" section. My eyes lit up as I tried to formulate words (with my animated eyes) expressing gasps of "ahhhh," accompanied by an abrupt, yet lingering "yesss!" My dear friend shopping with me was just as excited as I was. Afterward, we both looked up noticing the girls stare at us once more and laugh. We shrugged our shoulders simultaneously and went on.

It's those moments that I don't take personal, because when I'm vintage shopping or find great thrifted pieces, occasionally I feel as if I've struck gold ... okay maybe silver this time, but sometimes even platinum as well! I know that some people may not understand, but obviously they've never found a fashion gem they wanted in the midst of the haus of "pre-loved" threads. The jacket: clearly a winner with the eyelet hole sleeves resembling the closures of stays in corset fashion, and the minimal faux fur trim embracing the neckline.

Sure, it wasn't quite as heavenly as many of my other treasured finds, but definitely a favourite and rightfully due for a style appreciative spotlight. So I wore this outfit, all very casual with bold spikes of colour and soothed by the dose of various shades of brown. It seemed perfect for a pleasant day of fun, relaxation, and reminiscing.
Vintage camera bag Vegan Hinson of Waterloo bag

The goods: Old Tee-Urban Outfitters, Shoes-Anthropologie, Patterned Tights-Gudrun Sjödén, Braided necklace-DIY, Embroidered jacket with Faux fur-Charity shop, Vintage camera Bag-Hinson. 

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51 comments

  1. Dainty Doll15 March, 2013

    It's a gorgeous jacket, well done you :) I love all the colour combinations as well, really interesting. The orange tights are gorgeous, love orange :)) I hope you have a marvellous Friday doll & weekend too xx

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  2. What a fabulously colourful outfit, you look smashing! Your day sounds perfect, too! x

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  3. Hi Madison! I like how you played with colors! So nice combo, especially love the jacket, is amazing! Great bag too!:) Happy Friday dear, kisses! xo
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  4. Cool color blocking!
    Love those tights!


    xoxox,
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  5. Sounds like a great day! Love those shoes and your bright skirt :)

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  6. I love that jacket! I don't think it's dated at all. It's definitely gold:) And yeah...I've stopped caring what others think of stuff that I like.

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  7. francesca romana capizzi15 March, 2013

    I love this color combination and that embroidered jacket is so nice!!

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  8. love your mix of colors here, and I love vintage shopping as well. You're right you can find some good gems in the piles, and they're one of a kind!

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  9. Unexpected side tie of the t- fabulous! And you know I love my color, you take it to new heights with this outfit!

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  10. Rowena Rolala Loves15 March, 2013

    Love this combination of brights! You look fabulous as always Madison! Happy weekend!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  11. Hi Madison, beautiful combination of colors!!!

    thank you so much for your lovely words!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend! and my g+ for you...

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  12. Oh to Be a Muse15 March, 2013

    The embroidery on your jacket is very unique, but I can't take my eyes off your gorgeous Anthro shoes!

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  13. I think that jacket is such a beautiful piece my dear and really quite unique, I especially like its furry detailing. The colour blocking you've created is so striking and refreshing to see on a grey like today, so thank you for the uplifting visual. Well have a great weekend my dear and take care,


    Daniella xox

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  14. you look stunning, great color pop.

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  15. I like how much colour you have thrown into this outfit - and that jacket - it is cute! I don't think you need to worry about it being dated :)

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  16. Kim A Very Sweet Blog15 March, 2013

    it's an awesome jacket madison. i'm glad you purchased it. i love the pretty details in the front. it can be styled with so many things. a great find. also loving your tiered skirt (how awesome), shoes and tights. you really know how to blend colors. not many people can do that. fabulous taste doll. have a delightful weekend!

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  17. Another Great Post . LOve it

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  18. Sam @ Frills & Thrills15 March, 2013

    What a beautiful colour mix, love the vibrance and boldness of this outfit, its so striking! Have great weekend sweety!

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  19. Madison, I was so impressed of your german skills on my blog post today, good job. Where did you learn that? :-) You master to combine those colours perfectly and look so happy :-).



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  20. Oh, haha, Hi dear, I am part German and Ghanaian. I don't speak it hardly anymore, but read and write no problem. Happy weekend Fleurani. xxoo

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  21. Thank you dear. Enjoy your w/e. xx

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  22. Exactly. You just cannot allow others to get to you. Enjoy your Friday Emmy.

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  23. Thanks! Yes, I need to wear them more. haha. :-)

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  24. Thank you so much dear. Have a wonderful weekend to you too.

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  25. Thanks Noelani. Yes, I imagine you'd appreciate this, we both love colour. Have a wonderful weekend dear. xxoo

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  26. alessia milanese15 March, 2013

    Lovely this mxi of colors.The skirt is very nice!

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  27. Love your shoes--great look

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  28. Fun tights ;)




    XX,
    Miranda

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  29. The color combo rocks. Love the jacket and the rad leggings. So stylish and pretty <3

    xx

    glamdevils

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  30. Erika Sorocco16 March, 2013

    Oh, I love the story that accompanied this look. And that jacket is just stunning - j'adore the embroidery! :)

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  31. Great work Madison.....glad to have found you via Instagram!! Love your chic quirky style & talent!!!


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  32. Luna Tiger16 March, 2013

    This color combination inspires me, and I love your shoes !

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  33. It is a fabulous jacket and a great find, as for the shoes me wants! Such a beautiful colour. I love your mixing and matching Madison! The skirt is such a bold colour - def my kind thang!
    x.o.x.o

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  34. So cute! I wish I could dress as well as you.

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  35. alessia milanese16 March, 2013

    Have you a nice sunday!

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  36. alessia milanese16 March, 2013

    Have you nice sunday!

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  37. Yay, how wonderful! I just saw it. So happy we found each other.. Enjoy your weekend dear. xo/Madison

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  38. i am glad you snagged that jacket, madison! It is so lovely and definitely screams you! AND I adore the colors you've used in this whole outfit!

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  39. I really like the red-blue combo! Something I would do too!!

    LUXESSED

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  40. The jacket really is amazing, I can imagine your enthusiasm when you found it! Love the subtle embroidered details!

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  41. I love the mix of colour and the way you tied the t shirt at the side it looks really sweet.

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  42. Love the jacket!!!
    Great combination of colour!!!!

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  43. Margaret Cruzemark18 March, 2013

    My fashion goddess, you know that one post will never be enough when it comes to your choices. Seduce us with your style!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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  44. You are really hot in your t-shirt. I never use T-shirts because I have the "wrong body". A t-shirt requires tits and I unfortunately I don't have any ... :-(.

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  45. SACRAMENTO Amate19 March, 2013

    Always wonderful, Madison.
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  46. Thanks for your lovely comment! Great style and cute blog :)

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  47. Great colors! I actually love the jacket! And I feel that way all the time when I find things I instantly love--be it at the thrift shop, in the juniors section or even in the men's section!

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